New 'Detroit' Trailer: John Boyega Undergoes Tense Questioning
The Kathryn Bigelow-directed film, set to be released as the first distribution title from Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures, also stars Will Poulter, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, John Krasinski and Anthony Mackie.
John Boyega's police officer character is handcuffed and being subjected to some intense questioning by two white men at the beginning of the new trailer for Kathryn Bigelow's Detroit.
Boyega's character says he assumes he's there about "what went on at the motel." They ask him what happened and as he relates his version of the events, viewers see images of the action he describes.
"I was working security by Wisconsin and on Tuesday night we heard gunfire coming from the area near the Algiers. Police was there. There was a lot of shooting," he says. "When I went in there, three kids had been killed."
The men interrogating him then suggest that perhaps Boyega was the one who shot those kids, who, conveniently, "were killed right before you got there," one of them points out.
"You carry a .38 right?," one of the men asks as the other slams his fist down on the table and asks, "You carry a revolver? … You ever shoot anyone?"
Most of the rest of the trailer features scenes of rioting and police officers bursting through the doors and arresting people as someone is heard saying, "Change is coming."
Written by Bigelow's longtime collaborator Mark Boal, Detroit is based on the true story of the terrifying 1967 civil unrest, which took plays over five summer days, in the Michigan city, with the film exploring systemic racism in the urban area.
The thriller also stars Will Poulter, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, John Krasinski and Anthony Mackie.
Detroit is set to hit theaters on Aug. 4 as the first distribution title from Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures, which previously produced Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty. Ellison, Bigelow and Boal produced Detroit along with Matthew Budman and Colin Wilson.
Detroit is Bigelow's first feature since 2012's Zero Dark Thirty.